Monday, May 28, 2007

~ Chuck The Blogster ~: Be There When Someone needs You

~ Chuck The Blogster ~: Be There When Someone needs You

I just loved this story, found on my friend, Chuck's blog. It will inspire you to be a better person, even if it is to sacrifice a few minutes or a few hours of your life, maybe to put a smile back on someone's face.

8 comments:

Kreshnik Knight said...

Hi Babz,
I really enjoyed the story from Chuck's. Thanks for passing it along. I'm glad you and Lori had a chance to hook up. Hope your day has been a peaceful one.
Hugs
Terry

Kreshnik Knight said...

This story although most likey not true according to Snoops, is still heart touching;


[Collected on the Internet, 1998]
A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco. "Mom and Dad, I'm coming home, but I've a favor to ask. I have a friend I'd like to bring home with me."

"Sure," they replied, "we'd love to meet him."

"There's something you should know" the son continued, "he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mine and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us."

"I'm sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live."

"No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us."

"Son," said the father, "you don't know what you're asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can't let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He'll find a way to live on his own."

At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more from him. A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide.

The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of their son. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn't know, their son had only one arm and one leg.

THE KING'S SHEPHERDS... said...

Missing you Babs!
Love,
Lori

Babz said...

kreshnik knight, Chuck is my really good friend in Okie. He's a lot like me, on the edge but trying to walk in faith. He's good people and I've watched how God has moved in his life. It's cool to see that, when it's really noticeable, huh?
Lori is a treasure. Stand proud, you must have planted seeds, at some point. They have come to fruition.
Big Hugs

Babz said...

kreshnik knight, holy moly, what a story. If it is true, it is a clear indication of how we need to be more understanding. That is the aim of my book. I want people to understand how a good girl could fall into the abyss off addiction after being beat down, stabbed, raped, had significant medical problems and nobody was listening, nobody really cared. But they could certainly take the time to judge, once I'd become an addict. That bum on the corner or that homeless Vietnam Vet, I doubt he chooses that life. I want people to stop judging and start praying for what they don't understand. Stop judging and try to understand and put on their shoes. Then maybe, they'd be real Christians and not pious assess.
That story, true or not, makes you think, doesn't it?

Babz said...

The King's Shepard, Lori, you are such a treasure and you always put a smile on my face. Somehow, I find your comment when I need it the most. You are such a diamond, in this rough.
Love Back @Ya Girlfriend!

THE KING'S SHEPHERDS... said...

Babz! So good to hear from you! Again, thank you for your sweet words! You are a very encouraging person! Hope your weekend has been restful and restorative!
Love,
Lori

Babz said...

Lori, thanks for the well wishes. I was on duty all weekend but found a way to smile, right? Big big hugz girlfriend and thanks for stopping in and checking on me. Still here kicking!